After cutting his list down to five in August; four-star defensive end Shambre Jackson pulled the trigger for the Florida State Seminoles today. He was initially thought to see the process out and take all five official visits, but with the NCAA extending the Dead Period and no official visits on deck there was nothing left to see; when you know you know:
Jackson has long been considered the top defensive end on FSU’s board and it was imperative the Seminole staff brought him into the fold. He chose FSU over offers from the Texas A&M Aggies, Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, and Auburn Tigers (among many more).
The 6’4 252 pound defensive lineman from Boone HS in Orlando, Florida is a four-star prospect ranking 223rd nationally, 17th at his position, and 31st within the state of Florida in 247’s Composite Rankings.
Jackson is an intriguing prospect because he’s been told by FSU’s staff that he’s being recruited as both a defensive tackle and a defensive end. It adds up because he models his game after Aaron Donald and with his power, get-off, and future positional prospects stylistically it is an apt comparison.
FSU’s overall class remains 18th overall and now features six blue-chip recruits.
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